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EHS shows improvement against Frankfort

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By Greg Woods

The Eminence Warriors traveled to Frankfort on April 16 to take on the Lady Panthers of Frankfort High School and came out on the short end 12-8. When the Warriors hosted Frankfort on March 26 they lost 20-1.

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The Warriors scored two runs in the top of the first inning to get off to a good start but Frankfort came back with eight runs in the bottom of the inning. The Warriors offense continued to show improvement as they scored two more in the second and two in third while Frankfort plated four more runs to lead 12-6 going into the fourth inning. The Warriors defense and pitching stiffened over the final three innings while the offense added two more runs in the fifth.

It was the first time this season that the young Warrior squad extended a team to seven innings.

Assistant coaches Ashley Browning, Cara Puckett and Amanda Simpson filled in for head coach Jerry Martin who was ill and were pleased with the improvement the team showed.

“The girls did a good job,” Browning said. “We made a couple of adjustments in the lineup and seemed to pay off.

“We didn’t make many errors and some girls that hadn’t been hitting, hit the ball. Our base running was a lot better. Jerry worked with them a lot on base running and taking chances and it paid off. Samantha Thompson reached base all four times and Madison Dockter made good contact and did well with base running.

“We outscored them 8-4 if you take out the first inning,” Puckett added. “Marissa Puckett came in to pitch in the bottom of the first when we were struggling to get them out and pitched well. They were hitting the ball but we were making plays behind her. She had four strikeouts. With Serena Dockter injured Madison took over at first and snagged everything that came her way.”

Thompson led the way with two hits and an RBI with two runs scored. Puckett added a hit, two runs scored and a stolen base. Daphna Dale picked up a hit and an RBI. Jasmine Adams reached base three times and scored one run.